ISLAMABAD - An extraordinary week at Expo 2020 Dubai, packed with performances and high-profile visits, has seen the number of weekly visits pass the one million mark for the first time since the site opened over 19 weeks ago, climbing to a total of 13,457,400 as of February 14.
ISLAMABAD - Yerzhan Kistafin, Ambassador of Kazakhstan said that a business delegation of his country was coming to Pakistan in the last week of February this year to meet with Pakistani counterparts and tap business opportunities in the Pakistan’s market.
LAHORE - High Commissioner of Maldives to Pakistan, HE Ms Farzana Zahir has said that Maldives is looking to diversify the sources of construction materials imports including cement and steel coupled with the increasing demand for Halal food products.
LAHORE - Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) on Tuesday welcomed Prime Minister Imran Khan’s concern, voiced over losses caused by dearth of dams, and urged the government to allocate adequate funds for construction of much-needed reservoirs in the Federal Budget 2022-23.
Federal Minister for Finance and Revenue Shaukat Tarin said here on Tuesday that the government intended to announce relief package for the middle, lower middle and salaried class within days to help them cope with the current wave of inflation.
Governor State Bank of Pakistan (SBP), Reza Baqir said Tuesday that owing to the revolutionary initiatives introduced by the central bank, the e-banking transactions were recorded at around $500 billion during the last fiscal year (2020-21).
Hong Kong - Asian markets fell and oil prices rallied on Monday after the United States warned Russia could attack Ukraine within days as diplomatic efforts to prevent a war appeared to fail, while fears over inflation were also keeping traders on edge.
LAHORE - The Bank of Punjab (BOP), one of the leading financial institutions with a network of 662 branches across Pakistan, signed a partnership agreement with PSL franchise Lahore Qalandars in January 2022 where BOP is their exclusive banking partner during the 3 years term of the agreement.
ISLAMABAD - A 19-member delegation of Pakistan Afghanistan Joint Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PAJCCI) arrived here on Monday to explore trade opportunities between the two brotherly neghbouring countries.
ISLAMABAD - Federal Minister for Finance and Revenue Shaukat Tarin on Monday has directed the Ministry of Industries and Production to expedite the process for building strategic reserves of sugar in the country to maintain stability in prices in future.
ISLAMABAD - National Assembly Standing Committee on Finance and Revenue on Monday has deferred four important bills including ‘The Fiscal Responsibility and Debt Limitation (Amendment) Bill, 2021’ for further discussion.
Islamabad - The Law Division, while opposing the Discos policy of disconnecting electricity in the high-loss making areas, has said that to punish the entire locality because of electricity thieves is the violation of basic human rights as according to law; bill payers cannot be treated on the same grounds as non-payers.
ISLAMABAD - New SME policy will catalyse economic activities and strengthen national economy besides providing impetus to educated youths to launch their businesses in addition to generating ample jobs opportunities.
ISLAMABAD - Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Farrukh Habib said on Sunday that after the construction of Tarbela Dam, now Prime Minister Imran Khan was constructing ten big dams in Pakistan which would enable the country to generate cheap power.
Lahore - Following the success of its groundbreaking partnership for the past four years, TCL -- Pakistan’s No 1 LED TV brand -- and Peshawar Zalmi -- one of the leading sports franchises -- has entered into its fifth consecutive year.
ISLAMABAD - The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RCCI) on Sunday hinted at holding a trade conference in Indonesia in coming months to enhance the business and trade cooperation between the two potential trade partners to connect with the global value chain.
ISLAMABAD - Sardar Abdul Qayyum Khan Niazi, Prime Minister AJK, Saturday said that Azad Kashmir offered plenty of investment opportunities in tourism, mines & mineral, hydel power and other sectors and urged that investors of Islamabad should capitalize on these potential opportunities while his government would fully facilitate them.
LAHORE - The All Pakistan Business Forum (APBF) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan to promote trade links through exchanges of business delegations for nurturing closer understanding between Pakistan and Kazakhstan.
ISLAMABAD - Apart from Khyber Pakhtunkhawa, other three provincial governments have once again failed to utilise their budgets, which resulted in massive budget surplus and helped the federal government in controlling its fiscal deficit.
ISLAMABAD - Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia to Pakistan, Adam Mulawarman Tugio has said that Pakistani businessmen should play their due role in promoting trade and investment in emerging Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) markets like Indonesia.
KARACHI - The Businessmen Panel (BMP) of the Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce & Industry has asked the government to announce incentives and attractive package for overseas Pakistanis to enhance the volume of foreign inflows, as the remittances have fallen by 5 percent year-on-year to $2.